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PRESS RELEASE NO. 156/17

DATE: MARCH 17, 2017

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested a pusher during an entrapment operation in Batangas City, Batangas on March 4, 2017.

PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña identified the suspect as Jeffrey Mendoza y Mendoza alias Gipit, a 32-year old resident of Santa Clara, Batangas City, Batangas.

At around 6:00 in the evening, agents of PDEA Regional Office 4A (PDEA RO4A) under the direct supervision of Regional Director Archie Grande conducted a buy-bust operation against Mendoza in Santa Clara, Batangas City, Batangas. Confiscated from him was one transparent plastic sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, commonly known as shabu, weighing more or less 25 grams, worth Php75,000.

A case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, is being prepared for filing in court against Mendoza.

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